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Lightning shield a waste?
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I'm consistently seeing lightning shield clock in at under 5% of my dmg done (4.2-4.6% usually), depending on how often I pull aggro from the tank :P
I'm seriously wondering if 6 talent points is worth that 5% dmg (I'm not glyphed for it)....I'd rather take a couple pvp talents or whatnot.
3 points should be worth it because then it has a decent chance to proc on your attacks (with out those 3 it should make 0% of your damage ;) ).
The other 3 I'd spend elsewhere.
3/3 Static Shock is a must. 3/3 Imp. Shields is another matter, maxing it out depends on how much you'd get from points in AK or Imp. Stormstrike.
What percent dmg are you seeing with only 3/3 static shock?
Static shock has been proven to produce the highest dps increase against other available talents using the shell raid build. Using the shell leaves you with 3 points to burn. Purely for raiding can do the following:
You can either opt for 3 more points in Ancestral Knowledge which will give a slight increase in your mana pool, some spell crit and spell damage. Because of our small intellect pool however, this doesn't scale as good for us as it would for resto and ele shamans.
The other option is Imp Shields which will give you a raw 15% increase in damage on your lightning shield orbs. If you glyph for lightning shield as well it may prove to be a handy increase.
As far as picking between them goes, I think there's no clear cut right or wrong. Make sure you weigh up all the factors (glyphs, mana consumption etc etc) and make a call what should produce a better result through some test in a raid environment (in other words, change your spec and go raid with it then change around again and raid with it to see what works best). I want to stress though that your lightning shield is supposed to be a "passive" attack (it procs) so you shouldn't be counting on getting hit to produce damage from it.
PS: I do use the test dummy to test but there's no real test like a raid environment. Try to test your various specs on the same bosses.
I quickly checked. My stats for Lightning Shield for last nights raid are:
% of total damage: 4%
Total Damage: 744,644
Average hit: 1,584
Number of hits: 470
Duration of raid: 3h 45mins
Not all of these will be Static Shock procs though.
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already have dual spec for resto and enh.
so from what i'm gathering, putting points into say decreasing my shock CD wouldn't compare to the 4% dmg i'm getting from lightning shield?
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